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Amazon is hosting an advance screening of Aquaman exclusively for Prime members

By Shawn Knight · 15 replies
Nov 19, 2018
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  1. Amazon Prime members in the US will be able to watch Aquaman in theaters nearly a week before anyone else thanks to a promotion with Warner Bros. Pictures.

    The DC Comics film, scheduled to hit theaters on December 21 in the US, will be part of an early showing on December 15 at 7:00 p.m. local time. Prime members can purchase up to 10 tickets and take in the flick at one of more than 1,000 theaters across the country including branches owned by AMC, Regal, ArcLight Cinemas and National Amusement Theaters.

    If you aren’t a Prime member, you can sign up for a 30-day free trial and still take advantage of the advance showing of Aquaman.

    This isn’t the first time Amazon has partnered with the cinema industry. In 2017, Amazon offered Prime members advance screenings of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Hotel Transylvania 3.

    Rumors surfaced over the summer that Amazon was interested in purchasing a movie theater chain. Should such a deal materialize, it would put further pressure on rival Netflix and almost certainly ensure further tie-ins with Prime members.

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  2. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,458   +1,034

    Hmmm... sounds like they're pretty confident the film will get good scores. If such an early viewing said otherwise, I'd bet that it would hurt first day/weekend box office sales a fair bit (considering DC hasn't been consistent with movie quality recently).
  3. R00sT3R

    R00sT3R TS Guru Posts: 161   +342

    ..Available on the scene release sites 6 days before theatre release then. :;
  4. Slappy McPhee

    Slappy McPhee TS Addict Posts: 161   +84

    those are always garbage....why bother? spend the money to go and see it in the theater and then reserve any of that other silliness for when it releases to Blu ray.
    ForgottenLegion and Teko03 like this.
  5. R00sT3R

    R00sT3R TS Guru Posts: 161   +342

    It will be a 1080p or 2160p rip off Amazon Prime, not a dodgy 'hidden camera in a theatre' release.
    kombu likes this.
  6. drjekelmrhyde

    drjekelmrhyde TS Evangelist Posts: 324   +113

    Fark the scores. Comic book movies will make $600-800 million. Venom right now is near $800 million.
  7. Teko03

    Teko03 TS Evangelist Posts: 575   +297

    Did you even read the article? Amazon's not showing it, Prime Membership gives you the ability to purchase a movie theater ticket through Atom Tickets for an advance screening at participating theaters.

    So yes, it would be a "dodgy hidden camera" release.
    ForgottenLegion likes this.
  8. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,458   +1,034

    I'm not saying it won't do "well" at the box office, I'm just suggesting that if it gets low scores a week early, it won't get a great start.
    Also, Venom is Marvel-Sony, not DC (like Justice League), and the fanfare for Venom has been great from the audience (not the critics).
  9. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,389   +3,779

    Wonder if the download is available yet? LOL
    drjekelmrhyde likes this.
  10. ForgottenLegion

    ForgottenLegion TS Guru Posts: 413   +416

    Read the article before commenting. Gleaning the headlines only tells you so much.
  11. kevbev89

    kevbev89 TS Maniac Posts: 186   +167

    Man... too bad the movie will probably be pretty bad... :\
    I hope they prove me wrong.
    wiyosaya likes this.
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 11,389   +5,016

    Amazon here is a little something for you to chew. I don't need to be among the first to view. I can wait. It does not bother me at all not to have your Prime Membership. In fact if I did have Prime Membership, I would have dropped it the day you signed a deal with Apple.
  13. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 3,984   +2,285

    Not a "prime" member. I'll wait until it comes to my local library. The theater experience is not worth it at any price, IMO.
  14. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,694   +438

    DC has been **** ever since 'The Dark Knight' trilogy finished up, and I wouldn't consider that a true comic book movie either (loved it tho).
  15. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 2,714   +2,511

    The Dark Knight was closer to the batman comics than anything live action before it. In fact the middle film in the trilogy was the only decent DC adaption since Hellboy.
  16. Slappy McPhee

    Slappy McPhee TS Addict Posts: 161   +84

    Did you eat paste or crayons in kindergarten? lol

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